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“Freedom of choice”

published 24/03/2005

ProSocial Pleasures, Relaxing Aid

ContraHealth Risks - Cancer, Stale Smoke Stinks

Should smoking be banned in public places? *Argument for a total ban* In November 2004, The Scientific Committee on Tobacco and Health (SCOTH) reported that exposure to second hand smoke (or passive smoking - Passive smoking is defined as breathing in other people’s smoke) was a serious risk to...

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Satisfactory

ProSmokers bring in big tax

ContraAlcohol is far worse

So the ban is three-years-old and the signs, health wise, are good. Heart attacks are down an incredible 40% and people will live longer because of that, some 40,000 people giving up smoking in the last year alone, according to the NHS own quit smoking scheme. But the Accident & Emergency...

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Excellent

“Protect the innocent”

published 25/09/2004

ProA lot of people would be a lot healthier

ContraHow difficult would it be to enforce?

Ahhh smoking.....for some people it's a choice (yeah right) and for others it's an addiction... It's fairly easy to say what I think on this one, but the intricacies make it so much more difficult when you factor human rights into the equation. Firstly, my person opinion is yes, ban smoking in...

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Super

“Smoke gets in your eyes...”

published 07/11/2006

ProWill lead to less people smoking , will protect wo...

ContraLoss of freedom of choice

This issue has become rather emotive in recent times and I think the many different strands of the argument have become confused. First of all let me say that I come to the debate as an occasional smoker in the past with a background in medical science. I also like to think of myself as a...

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Super

“Is it worth it?”

published 01/09/2007

ProWe can breathe more easily?

ContraPeople would like to smoke... why shouldn't they?

The recent smoking ban annoyed a great deal of people, and I can't say I blame them, after years of being able to go down to the local, drink a few pints, if the football's on watch that, chat to some mates, smoke a few fags, suddenly they find themselves banished to the cold outside if they want...

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Good

ProNone (see review)

ContraLimits your freedom (see review)

I often writing ranting opinions for inclusion in various categories of the Ciao Café, but this is the only one that’s got off the drawing board. I hope you enjoy it, even if you don’t agree with it. So let’s get straight to the point. Should smoking be banned I all public places? No, absolutely...

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Satisfactory

ProPublic health, blah blah blah

ContraDiscrimination? Danger? Possibly...

Yes, I am a smoker. This means that my argument against the public smoking ban will probably be considered invalid, because I am obviously one of the evil, uncaring purveyors of the passive smoke that the government is trying to eliminate. I'll try not to get too bogged down in the health issue...

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Excellent

ProA reduction in death and ill-health associated wit...

ContraEnforcement may prove difficult

I've read several opinions now on this subject, many of which question the need for a ban, and would like to put the case for why I think smoking should be banned in public places. I live in Scotland, where a smoking ban has already been agreed and will be implemented on March 26 2006, under the...

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Good

“People deserve choice”

published 08/11/2004

ProHealthier environment for all

ContraBlanket bans are flawed

I am a very light smoker, smoking about a pack a month, mostly when I drink and socialise and sometimes to break a very hectic or boring day at work. South Africa (where I'm from originally) introduced a ban on smoking in public places a number of years ago and it has been working very well...

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Excellent

“Ban Nicotine?”

published 27/05/2004

ProPeople who don’t smoke will come home from the pub...

ContraPeople who do smoke won’t want to go out and will ...

I want to start by telling you a story. It’s a story of my Foster Grandmother. Needless to say she smokes, she’s a chain smoker and considering she’s nearly 60 there is no way in hell we can stop her…so we don’t try. But the government do…they bring forth legislation like this one to stop her...

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Good

“HOW DO YOU DECIDE?”

published 26/09/2005

Procleaner air

Contranot many people would stick to it

Well this is definitely a subject that I have had to think a lot about lately so I felt that I had to say something about it. I am a smoker (Why did I feel like I was stood in the middle of an AA meeting for smokers? lol) and No, I am not going to argue about my rights as a human being, freedom...

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“Cough...Cough...”

published 15/06/2002

ProLess passive smoking in public, more pleasant town...

ContraDifficult to enforce, unwillingness of many smoker...

When I think back to the times I have walked down my local high street, it is hard remember an occasion on which I didn't encounter one or more people smoking in close proximity to myself. For me this does not cause many problems, apart from the unpleasantness of the stench of smoke in your face...

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Not for me

“tolerance, what tolerance?”

published 28/09/2003

Prommmmmmm - can't think of any really

Contraa tendency to alienate 50% of the population

First off I admit I used to smoke at one stage in my life...not in a committed 40 a day way, but as a social prop. About ten years ago I decided buying 10, smoking two and giving the rest away was a bit of a naff thing to do, so gave up. I mean, smoking two a week is really pushing things a bit...

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Not for me

“Up in smoke”

published 24/12/2003

Prosee op

Contrasee op

This is a difficult one, even if you are a smoker. Smoking is deemed socially unacceptable now due to health risks and the like. Years ago when doctors and medical technology weren't very advance everyone smoked and it was socially acceptable to do so, infact you were thought strange if you...

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Excellent

ProLess passive smoking, less smell, no more irritate...

ContraHard for the addicted smokers.

I'm 18 years old and in my lifetime, I think I've tried cigarettes twice - two years ago and just the other weekend. I found it foul, to be perfectly honest, and have decided it's just not for me. Obviously whether a person smokes or not is completely their decision and I know my Dad gets very...

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